HELLO THERE! I am guessing that you want to learn how to be able to teach English abroad right? That is what has gotten you here? Have no fear, I got you all the resources you need. I will break this down in a way I wished someone would have broke it down for me when I was researching.
- Bachelors degree (debatable) – Most places abroad that you want to teach requires you to have a bachelors degree in order to teach at the schools. But in the same breath, there are some countries where this is a requirement but if there’s a will there’s a way. There are ways around practically anything. If you perform well, some schools will overlook you not having a degree if that is one of their requirements.
Countries that do not require a degree:
- Costa Rica
- South Korea
- Thailand (although they are becoming more strict)
- Other European countries
- Certain companies online from anywhere!
2. Credible Teaching Credential – A teaching credential whether that be a teaching license, TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA… is required depending on your circumstances. There are three instances where you would require this.
Teaching License – If you already have your bachelors. If you have a teaching license then the majority of the time you do not need a TESOL or TEFL.
TESOL & TEFL – For degree holders and non degree holders. This is required if you do not have a teaching license to physically teach abroad.
CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (now known as Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) – according to gooverseas.com.
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3. Teaching Experience – You want your CV to look as good as possible (ESPECIALLY if you don’t have a bachelors degree) If you do not have any teaching experience in a classroom think back to times in your life that you have worked with children. Being that CV’s are a little more personable than resumes you should put those times you babysat, or worked at a restaurant or even taught at vacation bible school.
Look up on google “fancier” terms to explain what you did & BOOM there is your experience. Even if it is volunteer work somewhere, that is better than nothing. But nothing is still acceptable too.
I hope these tips helped you out on your new journey with teaching English abroad. If you have any questions ask them below… 🙂